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Privacy in the online space is quite compromised these days and anyone who would like to protect their own may consider using a VPN service. There are many platforms on the market and some are catering to the crypto community. Cyberghost VPN is one of them and it takes bitcoin cash (BCH).
The Crypto-Friendly VPN Provider Has 3,700 Servers in 60 Countries
Beside the need to safeguard personal data, which is often exposed in industrialized societies, there’s also the issue with restricted access to information, typical for nations under authoritarian regimes with heavy state-sponsored censorship programs. Other barriers include various geolocation restrictions limiting the availability of certain services in some markets.
VPN (virtual private network) providers help you overcome the challenges on these fronts and their services enjoy a growing popularity in the expanding crypto space. At this stage, not all of them accept digital currency payments, which add another layer of security, but there are some notable exceptions. These include Express VPN and Private Internet Access.
Cyberghost is another crypto-friendly platform, which has been credited for its simple to use software. It is a good choice for beginners. Cyberghost shields your private data and protects your online identity from hacking attacks and other encroachment attempts.
The service helps you stay safe on public wi-fi networks and hides your real IP address when surfing from your home. It uses encryption and maintains a no logs policy. The VPN also facilitates more secure financial transactions including online banking.
Another strong side of Cyberghost is that it has almost 3,700 servers in over 60 countries and offers unlimited bandwidth and traffic. Its major advantage for cryptocurrency users is the option to pay with digital coins for its services. An integration with Bitpay allows you to spend your bitcoin cash for one of its subscription plans which currently start at $ 2.75 a month.
If you are looking for other products and services to buy with your BCH, check out Bitcoin.com’s Spend Bitcoin Cash page. The online store allows you to shop for apparel and bitcoin branded accessories, purchase gift cards for major brands and retailers or buy a hardware wallet with discount.
Are you currently using a VPN service and how do you pay for it? Share the details in the comments section below.
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It was only about five months ago that AWS chief executive Andy Jassy announced that the company was reversing course on its previous dismissal of blockchain technologies and laid out a new service it would develop on top of open source frameworks like Hyperledger Fabric and Ethereum.
“Customers want to use blockchain frameworks like Hyperledger Fabric and Ethereum to create blockchain networks so they can conduct business quickly, with an immutable record of transactions, but without the need for a centralized authority. However, they find these frameworks difficult to install, configure, and manage,” said Rahul Pathak, General Manager, Amazon Managed Blockchain at AWS, in a statement. “Amazon Managed Blockchain takes care of provisioning nodes, setting up the network, managing certificates and security, and scaling the network. Customers can now get a functioning blockchain network set up quickly and easily, so they can focus on application development instead of keeping a blockchain network up and running.”
Already companies like AT&T Business, Nestlé and the Singaporean investment market, the Singapore Exchange, have signed on to use the company’s services.
With the announcement, AWS joins other big enterprise players like Azure from Microsoft and IBM in the blockchain as a service game.
Finland’s president has approved a law to regulate cryptocurrency service providers including exchanges, custodian wallet providers, and issuers of cryptocurrencies. The law will enter into force next week. Crypto service providers will need to register with the country’s Financial Supervisory Authority and meet statutory requirements.
Finland Approves Crypto Law
Finland’s Ministry of Finance announced Friday that the president of the country has approved the Act on Virtual Currency Providers. The Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority (Fin-FSA), responsible for regulating Finland’s financial markets, independently announced Friday:
The Act on Virtual Currency Providers enters into force on 1 May. In accordance with the act, the Financial Supervisory Authority (Fin-FSA) will act as the registration authority and supervisory authority for virtual currency providers.
The Fin-FSA explained that registration is required for “virtual currency exchange services,” “custodian wallet providers,” and “issuers of virtual currencies.” These providers must comply with statutory requirements. For example, they must be reliable and able to hold and protect client money. They must also segregate client money from their own funds and comply with AML and CFT regulations.
The Finnish financial watchdog elaborated:
Going forward, only virtual currency providers meeting statutory requirements are able to carry on their activities in Finland. Virtual currency providers which do not comply with statutory requirements will be prohibited from continuing their business activities, enforced by a conditional fine.
The law has a transitional provision which allows existing crypto service providers to continue to operate in the country without registration until Nov. 1. The Fin-FSA will hold a briefing on May 15 at the Bank of Finland to explain the new rules to both existing crypto service providers and those planning to start offering related services.
Complying With EU’s Legislation
The Fin-FSA noted that these new requirements are based on the May 2018 amendments to the EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive (the Fifth Money Laundering Directive), adding:
All EU member states must include services related to virtual currencies within the scope of AML/CFT legislation by 10 January 2020.
Further, registration with the Fin-FSA does not allow the service provider to operate in another EU country as each member state has its own law that must be followed.
Prior to the president approving the law, Helsinki-based crypto marketplace Localbitcoins announced that it had been working on improvement measures to conform to the new regulation and had launched “a new account registration process where users can verify basic information already during sign-up.”
Do you think Finland should regulate crypto service providers? Let us know in the comments section below.
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Disney’s direct-to-consumer streaming strategy took center stage today at the company’s investor day. That strategy includes Hulu (where the recently-closed Fox acquisition has given Disney a contyrolling stake), ESPN+ and the Indian streaming service Hotstar, but executives spent most of their time hyping the upcoming launch of Disney+.
The company said the service will launch in the United States on November 12, and will have a monthly streaming price of $ 6.99 per month.
Executives confirmed that unlike Hulu and ESPN+, Disney+ will be entire ad-free, making all its money from subscriptions. Kevin Mayer, Disney’s direct-to-consumer chairman also said the company is “likely” to offer a bundle of Hulu, ESPN+ and Disney+ at a discounted product.
Mayer and other Disney executives also offered the first look at what they said is a “working prototype” of the Disney+ service. To a large extent, it looked like any other streaming app, but they made it clear that all the content will be available to download for offline viewing.
The service will also emphasize Disney’s portfolio of entertainment brands — there will be separate sections for Disney animation, Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel and National Geographic. In each case, the speakers emphasized the existing library of films. Not all of those films will be available at launch, but many will be, with more added over the first couple years of operation (presumably as they’re freed up from deals with third parties like Netflix).
For example, Disney said that at launch, the service will include the entirety of the animation studio’s 13-film Signature collection, plus the first two Star Wars trilogies and “The Force Awakens,” plus “Captain Marvel” and other Marvel films.
In addition, Disney is creating a number of original shows for the service (much of it highlighted in clips and sizzle reals that were not included on the webcast). Those include a whole lineup of Marvel shows that Marvel President Kevin Feige said would be closely tied to the studio’s films, plus the Star Wars series “The Mandalorian” and a show about the “Rogue One” characters Cassian Andor and K-2SO.
As for when viewers will actually get to watch all this content, Disney Streaming President Michael Paull said the plan is to roll out across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America throughout 2021.
Oh, and Disney+ will be the exclusive streaming home of “The Simpsons.”
Updated with launch date, pricing and “The Simpsons” exclusivity.
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